Thursday, October 18, 2012

SPOILERS: Legends of the Dark Knight #20

After his meeting with Dr. Green at Arkham, Bruce looks over security footage of Maxie Zeus in the cave, and notices that he's blinking in a patter, morse code. He's saying "Grace" over and over again. Bruce tries to theorize why Zeus may be using morse code, but he hears a loud screech, and soon finds all the cave's bats freaking out.

Bruce gets in one of his batmobiles to use sonics in order to get rid of the bats, which works, but then some weird stuff starts happening, and the car starts acting on it's own, driving Bruce to a set location, almost as if its... HAUNTED! Dun dun duuuuuun.

When Bruce finally ejects himself from the car, he sees what looks to be a figure of a little girl, but it eventually disappears. He finds himself at the site of a shut down children's camp, coincidentally one Dr. Green used to work at. It shut down after one of the girls went missing, and was never found. Bruce finds what looks to be a suspicious patch of dirt, and soon begins to dig. At the same time, Green checks in on a patient, saying that "You've seen her, I know that you have." Sure enough, Bruce finds a body, with the name tag "Grace" and tells Gordon to call the police.

Meanwhile, at Arkham, there's another security disturbance, and a squad of guards moves Green aside, to get into the cell he was about to enter. After they pop the door, they all soon find Joker to have hung himself.


Okay, I wasn't expecting this arc to go into the literal ghost story territory. It's cool, certainly fitting of the LoTDK premise, that's for sure. The final few pages kind of confused me a bit, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be getting out of the whole Joker thing, or why he hung himself... seems odd, probably a trick... I don't know, hopefully next week's issue clears it up.

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